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Old 05-30-2007, 11:04 PM
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Bush the Dictator

President Bush signed new presidential directive, on May 9th, that could give him power to overrule congress and the judicial branch of the government in the event of a "catastrophic event".

Should the president have the ability to become a dictator in the event of a "national emergency", when the constitution works so hard to create a balance of power in the government?

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...articleId=5720
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:07 PM
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President Bush signed new presidential directive, on May 9th, that could give him power to overrule congress and the judicial branch of the government in the event of a "catastrophic event".

Should the president have the ability to become a dictator in the event of a "national emergency", when the constitution works so hard to create a balance of power in the government?

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...articleId=5720
Any sitting President would have to have backing by the military to pull something like becoming a dictator off in this country. If (and that is a huge if) someone did pull it off I would venture to guess he'd end up getting himself assasinated.
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:12 AM
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President Bush signed new presidential directive, on May 9th, that could give him power to overrule congress and the judicial branch of the government in the event of a "catastrophic event".

Should the president have the ability to become a dictator in the event of a "national emergency", when the constitution works so hard to create a balance of power in the government?

Read more here:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...articleId=5720
Yes, he should, but I wouldn't call him a dictator.

I think he's right, however, when he said the other day that to pull out of Iraq right now would be catastrophic, in addition to making the lives lost of those fighting to be in vain.
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:27 AM
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Doesn't the President already have some power when it comes to declaring Martial Law?

I must say, I'm sad I voted for Bush the last time. I'm glad I voted for him the first time, but it seems this term has made him more power hungry than any other President I've known in my lifetime.

I've lived through Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton and Bush 2. I'd rather have Clinton back in office right now than Bush 2.

Be glad when Jan, 2009 finally rolls in and a new President takes office. Of course by then who knows what could happen . . .
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:32 AM
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Should the president have the ability to become a dictator in the event of a "national emergency", when the constitution works so hard to create a balance of power in the government?
Absolutely not.... ever...

The checks and balances were put in place for a reason...

As a matter of fact... the checks and balances were put in place for such a time as this.
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:54 AM
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He's the worst president in American history, and I voted for him twice!
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:57 AM
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He's the worst president in American history, and I voted for him twice!
You've been reading too many bumper stickers on Subarus...
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:04 AM
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You've been reading too many bumper stickers on Subarus...
Where's our gay marriage ammendment?
Where is our Iraq victory?
Where is his commpasionate conservatism?
Where are our secure borders?

The man has sold us down the river. He's about to give amnesty to all of these illegal immigrants. They ought to deport their butts back to central America so that they can march in the streets there instead of Chicago.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:46 AM
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Where's our gay marriage ammendment?
Where is our Iraq victory?
Where is his commpasionate conservatism?
Where are our secure borders?
1) Don't care about the government passing a gay marriage amendment. I'd rather they keep out of our lives as much as possible. Do you really want our government defining what they believe marriage to be? Do you really want the government that involved in personal lives? I don't. The founders didn't intend for it. It would open a pandora's box of trouble.

2) Victory in Iraq will never happen. Congress is tying things up. The media has also tied our hands because of biased reporting. It's best to clear out of there. Stop building bases for a permanent stay - that's why we're being called occupiers. We're building these stupid bases all over Iraq for permanent residence, along with the overly-large Embassy. Get out of Iraq. Let what happens just happens. If they want democracy and freedom, they can fight for it like we did. These people will never have peace, they'd rather blow each other up --- and that's fine with me. Get the troops out ASAP!

3) Compassionate Conservatism - where DID it go? I'm with you. Bush has created the biggest federal government in history. What happened to the Reagan conservatism? What happened to the idea that people, not government programs were the solution? Look at the spending Bush has allowed Congress to do. It's ridiculous. Yah, the spinmeisters can flip it around and say Bush has kept spending, as a percentage, lower than other administrations . . . but it's ridiculous. I blame members of Congress for the spending and I blame Bush for not having the guts Reagan had to stand up to Congress, veto these bloated bills and demand the spending stop.

4) Bush has been in bed with former El Presidente Vicente Fox too long. As President and previously as TX Governor. They keep meeting at Brokeback Ranch in Crawford and for some reason Bush never has figured out that the US doesn't need to cower to Mexico's demands. He has no guts or backbone to tell the Mexican government to take care of their own people and stop sending them across the border for us to be burdened with. Bush has created a climate of fear that if illegals don't work, the US economy will bottom out -- not going to happen. It's a lie. It's also a lie that illegals are doing the jobs Americans refuse to do. Wrong.

It angers me that 3 Border Agents have been recently prosecuted for doing their job. They're in jail or prison because they did what they were supposed to do. And in one case, some dirty drug dealing illegal is running around free because we gave him immunity to prosecute the law-abiding US Agent.

Congress passed legislation last year for a wall, but haven't funded it. This new amnesty deal also has a wall in it . . . but it's empty promises. They'll pass it, but then refuse to fund the construction.

Put up the wall - who cares what Mexico complains about. It's our national sovereignty and right to build it. Pull the National Guard from Iraq and other non-US territories and put them on the border where they belong. Arm them and give them the leniancy to return fire on Coyotes, drug dealers and the Mexican Army if fired upon.

If the White House, Congress and the US Capital was Phoenix or LA instead of wayyy out on the East Coast . . . this border would have been sealed shut long ago. But it's out of sight, out of mind for these politicians.
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:08 PM
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Where's our gay marriage ammendment?
Where is our Iraq victory?
Where is his commpasionate conservatism?
Where are our secure borders?

The man has sold us down the river. He's about to give amnesty to all of these illegal immigrants. They ought to deport their butts back to central America so that they can march in the streets there instead of Chicago.
Oh Yea!!!??? Well...well...see above.
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